LA UP - Art Services
LA UP - Art Services

LA UP - Art Services

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Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
$80/hour
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Introduction: Hello! [COVID-19 UPDATE] We are taking extra precautions during this time to ensure the safety of our clients and staff. All art installers have received full vaccinations. All installations are done with the utmost care in sterilization, sanitation, personal barriers, and distancing. Clients will hear specific details about our steps of safety in the client brief. We are taking the pandemic very seriously, and are continuing to offer high-quality care of the well-being of clients, their spaces, and their artworks. —————————————————————————— I am Colette von, owner and creator of LA UP Art Installation & Curation. I would love to get to know your project to see if we are a great fit together! I am personal, professional, consistent, and I specialize in curation and Earthquake-safe installation. I do quality control checks for existing hardware and wiring, and replace any damaged or corroded hardware to ensure safety and damage prevention, which many professionals these days tend to overlook. As an artist myself, I understand the personal and financial relationships we have with our pieces, and am dedicated to maintaining high-standards of safety for the art and space it resides. FOR ART CURATION, HANDLING, PREPARATION, HANGING, & INSTALLATION: I have more than nine years of applicable experience in art handling, installation, curation, preparation, and production. As lead contractor and owner of LA UP, I provide installation services for galleries, museums, corporate clients, offices, and private residences- including those with special installation needs, such as non-wall damaging installations. I curate and install monthly rotations in various establishments throughout Los Angeles and the surrounding area. Additionally, I provide curation and installation services to clients in their homes either as new residents to the space, to consult and install new acquisitions, or refresh a collection inside their home. I represent many artists, and can introduce clients to work reflecting their style or space design. If my artists don’t fit a space, I assist my clients in finding work that completes the look and feel of the room. I am versed in many varieties of installation, and can install in any material or surface, including ceilings, concrete, wood, brick, fabric, steel, drywall, lathe/plaster etc. I have created many non-damaging installation systems and can provide wall-safe consultation and installation. I use these methods in a number of spaces in Los Angeles. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: As the HAUS Director and Curator at ONE ONE SIX TWO Gallery in Echo Park, I curated and installed every show, and hosted 40+ exhibitions and 25+ pop-ups which allowed me to present more than 800 individual (local to international) artists in under two years. I have hung thousands of pieces ranging from loose-papers, canvases and frames to wooden panels, tapestries, mirrors, rugs, skateboards, neon signs, sculptures, shelving, projectors, records, and beyond. I have designed and installed mounts, shelving, and assembled numerous amounts of furniture as well. I have even installed a dismantled wooden headboard weighing over 85lbs. onto drywall, and strung up a motorcycle using 2 chain cables on support beams for an installation. I love creative presentation, so not only can I hang your piece(s), I can consult with you in the best way to do so to include your personality and aesthetic in the process. As a professional art handler, I have installed everything from technical grid frames to glass paintings in free-floating windows on a 20-ft ladder. I am highly capable, and can complete tasks both big and small. So, what can I help you with?
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    Picture Hanging and Art Installation

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Hannah B.
2 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Colette came with all of the necessary tools and supplies so made things really easy for us! She did a beautiful job hanging the art work and was super friendly!

Details: 1 - 5 • No, none of my items are more than 6 ft long or weigh more than 20 pounds • Ladder not required • Concrete • Commercial

Picture Hanging and Art Installation
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Nicholas B.
6 days ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Colette is the best in the biz! She did the work super efficiently with great attention to detail. Will for sure use her again next time I need help with getting some art hung.

Details: 1 - 5 • No, none of my items are more than 6 ft long or weigh more than 20 pounds • Ladder not required • Wood • Residential

Picture Hanging and Art Installation
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Robin M.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Colette is great! She has good suggestions on where to hang things and can also handle hanging big pieces of Art. She's professional and really great with follow up. I would hire her/recommend her in a minute. She is also reasonably priced. Couldn't be happier with the job she did at my house.

Details: 11 - 15 • Yes, 1-2 items • Ladder not required • Residential

Picture Hanging and Art Installation
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Jennifer P.
Mar 30, 2022
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Hired on Thumbtack

Colette was absolutely amazing! She did an incredible installation and had some great suggestions. We will definitely hire her again.

Details: 6 - 10 • No, none of my items are more than 6 ft long or weigh more than 20 pounds • Ladder not required • Residential

Picture Hanging and Art Installation
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Kristin T.
Feb 6, 2022
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Fantastic experience. Collette was on time and has a great eye and recommendations for placing your art. She comes highly recommended.

Details: 1 - 5 • No, none of my items are more than 6 ft long or weigh more than 20 pounds • Ladder not required • Residential

Picture Hanging and Art Installation
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I can do per piece or an hourly rate. Quotes and agreements must be determined in advance. Residential rate is: $75+/ hour. Commercial Rate: $85+/ hour. I charge an on-location travel fee, based on mileage. Standard Hardware: Nails and Screws, picture hooks, D-rings, and wire. Most hardware is included, but special hardware such as cleats, or additional drill bits for masonry/concrete must be reimbursed.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to have a discussion about the project and what my client’s goals are. If I am curating pieces in their spaces or hanging work for them, I like to understand their relationships with not only their pieces, but with their spaces as well. We discuss the sizes and weight of pieces, wall material, hardware etc.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I’ve worked in galleries, homes, and commercial spaces curating and installing artworks for many years. At my previous gallery, I curated over 40 exhibitions and more than 25 pop-ups in under 2 years, hanging works from over 800 artists worldwide. I have hung thousands of works ranging in weight and complexity on many surfaces including drywall, plaster, concrete, steel, brick, and wood.

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